Birack Modules, Kei modules and Shadow Modules

03/08/2011 - 12:15pm
03/08/2011 - 1:10pm
Speaker: 
Sam Nelson (Claremont McKenna College)
Abstract: 

We will see three generalizations of the rack algebra from last week's talk: birack akgebras, shadow algebras and kei algebras. Each of these will be used to define a family of new link invariants via finite-dimensional representations.

Where: 
Millikan 208 (Pomona College)